Friday, 1 March 2013

New to me - Tiny Happy Improv Quilt

Fiona has a great linky going here.  I have added the button to my side bar as a reminder to be adventurous and try new things. Today I'm linking up a tiny piece of scrappy improv which I did last night (I am so happy to be on a creative roll at last).  It's the first time I have done this, and also tried anything more complicated than line quilting, wonky, wavy or straight.


I really loved doing it.


 It is quilted using my Guterman sulky threads in solid green and variegated shades.  It surprised me how much the colour of the fabrics appears to change, depending on the fabric it's next to or the thread it's quilted with.


This was such fun to do, and I can't wait to do more, but I'll have to hone my mitreing skills.  This binding is only just 1/4 inch and it was fiddly.

Fiona's jewellery making also inspired another new project.  These are flat periwinkles - they come in so many different beautiful colours and I have hoarded a collection of them.  They are so jewel-like I thought I would try a bit of wire wrapping.



My attempts are pretty inept, and I'm not sure this is going anywhere but it's fun.  Thank you Fiona for all the inspiration!


10 comments:

  1. I love your wire wrapped periwinkles Catherine I must have a closer look for potential jewellery next time we are at the coast!

    Congrats on mastering the improv quilting too.


    Thanks for linking up.

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  2. I love your wire wrapped periwinkles Catherine I must have a closer look for potential jewellery next time we are at the coast!

    Congrats on mastering the improv quilting too.


    Thanks for linking up.

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  3. What a fabulous little quilt. I love the quilting, it is brilliant. You are really on a roll now!

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  4. Oh it's lovely Catherine, and your earrings are great. Having done a small amount of wire wrapping I know how fiddly it is!

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  5. Noh i like this improv number of yours. Great colours and it feels a bit mid century modern to me with that quilting. I agree Fiona s challenge is stretching me too.

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  6. Oh, thanks for sharing that great idea of "New to me"!
    As a beginner, that theme comes natural to me :o)
    I only just made my first flying geese ever. The cussion just needs a binding...

    Your mini quilt looks great and I'm impressed by your wire wrapping.
    Would trust my hands to try such tiny crafts :o)

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  7. I love the wonderfully calming colours in your quilt. I think it would look great hanging on a bathroom wall.

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  8. I love the improv on your mini as well as the quilting. It looks like a piece of modern art!

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  9. love the earrings - nothing inept about them!

    love your improv quilt too - gorgeous - that colour 'change' you mentioned has been the subject of many theorists - Josef Albers wrote a book about it - very interesting stuff - he says that all colours are relative...ok, history lesson over!

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  10. Fab periwinkle designs - they remind me of wrapped sweets and would look great together in a small glass bowl. Great mini quilt and, as you say, good colour juxtaposition :)

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